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    If selected for this position, you will serve on a SET WORK SCHEDULE which will include the hours 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives.  Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

    Visit our Employee Gallery at  www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives! 

    For more information visit:   http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park

    Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.

    Note:  This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures.  Current federal employees and applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered may also apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD1809335DAM.  Open: 9/23/16   Close: 10/7/16

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    Works with original archival records such as textual documents, photographs, maps and technical drawings, and historical artifacts. These records have a very high monetary and intrinsic value and are frequently in fragile condition. The work of the specialist requires excellent manual dexterity, skill and knowledge of appropriate handling methods to prevent damage or further deterioration to the records.

    Reformats original archival records and photographic intermediates using digital imaging technology to produce image files and various hard copy output such as facsimile prints on paper. Performs these duties in accordance with requirements that cover a range of imaging parameters, including color and tone reproduction, scanning resolutions, file types, image enhancements or modifications, outputs and quality control inspection.

    Works on a range of projects, including routine digitization, special requests, and complex and difficult projects. Encounters situations where no precedent or established guidelines exist.

    Creates administrative and technical metadata and may, in some situations, create descriptive metadata in accordance with archival standards; assists in identifying and defining metadata requirements for specific digitization projects; and conducts quality assurance and quality control inspection of work to ensure that lab standards are being maintained.

    Operates Macintosh and Windows computer based digital imaging systems using a broad range of hardware and software applications for scanning, calibration, image processing, hard copy output, and file storage/management in order to achieve a desired result. Operates digital cameras and digital copy systems.

    Collaborates with and assists the Supervisory Imaging Specialist in the research, selection, set-up, testing, and evaluation of hardware and software used in the Digitization Services Imaging Lab.

    Performs duties in accordance with specifications, policies, and procedures of the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal government; and industry standards relating to digitization.

    Keeps abreast of relevant developments in the digital imaging profession, as well as the hardware, software, and services provided by vendors. In addition, assists in examining current workflows and implementing adjustments as needed to maximize efficiency and make improvements to current practices.

    Demonstrates communication skills by providing internal digital imaging training and guidance to Digitization Services Branch and other NARA staff, and by their interaction with internal and external customers; represents the lab by participating in meetings and providing tours to lab visitors; demonstrates written communication skills by participating in the creation of standard operating procedures, guidance and documentation, communicating with lab customers and contacts via email, and by submitting administrative and technical reports. Interacts directly with customers and provides customer support, including ensuring scheduling and completion of work requests.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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